Photos: Abdul Majeed Waris signs for Lorient

first_imgGhana’s Abdul Majeed Waris has officially left Turkish side Trabzonspor for Lorient.The Ligue 1 side won the battle for the highly-rated forward who was also wanted by Stade Rennes.The move to France marks a return to the league where the Ghanaian had success with a loan spell at Valenciennes in the second half of the 2013-14 season. He scored nine times in 16 games at the time.The move is a four-year deal and it marks a leap of faith for the French side who are reported to be hopeful for the 23-year old’s tenure despite niggling injuries in the past year.Lorient, which is where Jordan Ayew had a good spell only last season with 12 goals. Snubbing Rennes Waris had been linked with a move to Rennes over the past two months with fresh reports hinting a new bid from Lorient who were recently forced to sell compatriot Jordan Ayew to English side Aston Villa.Respected outlet, L’Equipe, on Monday had reported that the player rejected a move to the Stade du Moustoir over its synthetic playing surface.Waris had struggled to settle down with Turkish side Trabzonspor since moving over from Spartak Moscow last summer.  –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img

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